The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added a third option to reduce pollution from a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation.
A group that includes the operator of the Navajo Generating Station submitted the alternate proposal that would shut down one of the three units. The operator, Salt River Project, says the plan goes further to cut haze-causing nitrogen oxide emissions and takes into account potential ownership changes.
The EPA says the public now can comment on that proposal before it issues a final decision for the power plant in Page. The deadline is Jan. 6.
Public hearings are scheduled in November.
The EPA issued its own proposal for the plant in February. It aims to improve visibility at places like the Grand Canyon.
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